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Gorgeous Water Views,Breathtaking Sunsets in a Lush Tropical Setting

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Northwest Tampa - Tampa Urban Oasis

3 large bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms (Master is double bath & vanity), sleeps 6

Welcome to this gorgeous river front paradise located minutes away (2 mi) from the exciting night life of downtown Tampa, Ybor City, Tampa Convention Center. Relax in your own private paradise surrounded by a lush tropical landscape. Tame the sun poolside with your favorite cocktail & music via DJ quality speakers or relax your mind next to the waterfall and Koi pond. Rent a kayak down the river and wet a line. The river is teaming with many species of marine life. When it’s time to come in, you will have 3100sq ft of beautifully furnished living space to relax in. Inside you will find a, pool table, huge living room, laundry, etc. Enjoy your favorite movie from unlimited Netflix or Blue-ray on the home theater with surround sound that comes alive. Test your skills with a game of pinball or pool in the game room. Check our reviews and you will hear just how much previous guests have enjoyed this one of a kind property.

This is a Really Cool Place!: Escape to a Tropical Paradise where warm breezes blow and Palm Trees sway. Located on the Hillsborough River, this peaceful haven invites you to come and stay. As soon as you enter the house your breath will be taken away by the spectacular views in the back. There is a large sparkling pool, jacuzzi, and 2 covered pavilions that are surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. To your right there is a bar top for eating or enjoying some cocktails poolside. To your left you will see a beautiful Koi pond. The amazing sound of the beautiful waterfall is tranquilizing. Walk over the bridge and down to the river, and you can find numerous species of marine life. The large dock is a perfect place to relax and observe mother nature's aquatic life. Tampa Urban Oasis....Truly a Tropical Paradise!: This Urban Oasis is located in the heart of Historic Tampa. It really is a Tropical Paradise on the bank of the Hillsborough River. Approximately 3/4 of an acre of lush tropical landscape gives you plenty of room to enjoy your setting. 200 feet along the waters edge is a gorgeous view. Great for fishing, or just taking it all in.

If your feeling a bit more adventurous, you can rent kayaks and boats just down the river for a scenic tour of the Tampa waterfront. There are also bikes available to rent downtown, if you want to cruise leisurely through the streets of downtown Tampa.

Whatever you decide to do, you are guaranteed to have a blast!

There is plenty of off street parking on the beautiful brick paver driveway in the front of the house. There is a mother in law suite and a 4 car garage adjacent to the front of the house (these are not included with the rental).

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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About Miguel

I'm a retired Tampa police officer. My career was dedicated to helping people in need. This career was rewarding in many ways. The good feeling inside from helping others in need is just one example. I now manage my long term rental properties, and this one vacation rental. I really does give me a similarly good feeling by being able to share my tropical paradise with nice families, and to help make their vacations just a little bit more enjoyable by having this amazing property to call home during their visit.

Miguel purchased this house in 2001

Why Miguel chose Tampa

It's truely a tropical paradise located in the heart of historic Tampa. It's 3/4 acre private riverfront property provides a peaceful, tranquil environment in which to relax after a long day of active tourism.

What makes this house unique

Being in the heart of the city, but secluded in a quiet nieghborhood along the beautiful Hillsborough river. This is absolutely the perfect location!! You can go just minutes in any direction and find anything you would need......museums, golf, shopping, dining, pub's, etc


based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

Gorgeous Water Views,Breathtaking Sunsets in a Lush Tropical Setting
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews

Had a blast 2 years in a row!

  • 5 of 5

Love this place...beautiful, quiet setting right on the river with a fantastic pool area. Close to everything in Tampa, yet secluded and tranquil. Miguel is the best host ever - helped us any time we needed anything. Pool table and game room is tons of fun when you want to just hang out around the house. We have been 2 years in a row and plan on going every year from now on.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Far exceeded our expectations

  • 4 of 5

Just wanted to write about this wonderful rental property. The pictures are good but it's even more beautiful in person. Our family had a wonderful week. We loved the privacy. We loved being so close to Tampa w/o feeling like we were in the city. I loved being able to cook most of our meals there. The grill and the outdoor spaces made eating outdoors easy and relaxing. We had ample sleeping and living space. Washer and dryer worked perfectly!

The pool table and games were fun to play after a day of sightseeing, hanging out poolside and watching the boats on the river.

When we arrived, everything was clean and in good working order. I really appreciated that Miguel was willing to work with our schedule. I found other property owners to be quite rigid with their schedules but Miguel was very accommodating.

Miguel made himself available if we had any questions and we knew if we needed anything he was only a phone call away.

I would highly recommend this property.I would only hesitate to do so because if more people discovered it, the schedule may fill up before we could get back again! It has a lot to offer and Miguel made the process very easy.

We loved the beaches, Hillsborough River State Park, Ybor city, Rick's by the River and some shopping.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM

Everything you need for a perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for ample room, built-in entertainment, lovely views, and a safe and quiet neighborhood with nearby parks, this is the perfect rental for you ! The outdoor space is positively perfect; A large, inground pool, koi pond, and fishing deck make outdoor living inviting. The large covered portal is perfect for yoga and coffee in the morning, or enjoying a cocktail watching the sunset in the evening. Inside, the game room and pool table were a hit with the kids. The bathrooms are large and bright, and the bedrooms have great storage. The kitchen is a little on the small side, but has all the amenities you need to create great memories eating or playing board games around the table. The spacious family room, with lots of comfy seating, was a hit in the evenings. We wished we could have used the kayaks on the property to explore the river, but understand the legal ramifications so we were able to rent kayaks down at the waterfront just a short drive away. The home is conveniently located to many restaurants and local attractions, and the owner, Miguel, is helpful and responsive in suggesting everything from local grocery stores to must-see activities. We had a great time and think that you will too!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Our week at river home"

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay! Had a wonderful week in this gorgeous home and the very well kept property. You feel like you are somewhere secluded because of your privacy but yet minutes from restaurants,shopping anything you may need! We would highly recommend this home for anyone, it has so much to offer!The owners are fantastic people to work with very accommodating!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and setting, very helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place to stay in the middle of Tampa, making all of the attractions and beaches easily reachable but still with a real sense of privacy. Miguel could not be more helpful and does everything possible to make the stay a pleasure.

Having plenty of beach towels plus standard towels and toiletries is a real bonus and both the pool and hot tub were beautifully warm.

The children loved the pool, pool table, pinball and other arcade games, plus Netflix for when the mosquitoes became a bit too much in the evenings.

As a couple of others have noted, parts of the property could do with a lick of paint but everything works and, crucially, is very clean and the garden is very well maintained.

Overall, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Big gem tucked away off of very quiet one way street/alley

  • 5 of 5

This isn't my first rodeo so I have many other experiences of renting a vacation home. This rental is by far the best one I have ever stayed in. Michael aka Miguel is a fantastic host. He meets you the first day to show the where everything is. He is only a text or phone call away too during your stay.

The home is extremely clean. There are plenty of towels, including beach towels, soaps, shampoos, toilet paper (rare perks in vaca rentals) We were beach bound and found four beach chairs to take, too!

Parents with babies: He provides a high chair and pack and play.

The game room is a blast. All games and juke box are free except Gokden Tee wiphich takes that standard amount of quarters to play.

Our favorite area was the pavilion. There is always a breeze and you can watch the boats going by in the river while relaxing on the abundant amount of loungers and comfortable chairs.

I would like to note the pool could use a paint job. However the water is clear and clean. A service guy was working on the system when we arrived. Also, yard guys were finishing up when we arrived.

Please note: if my main negative comment is about the pool needing painted then that tells you how spectacular this place is.

It's a great place for a family or friends get together. There is plenty of space, the bathrooms are very nice and the bedrooms comfortable. The area where you see the red leather furniture is a great indoor place for a group to gather for conversation. However, we spent the majority of our time in the beautiful backyard play area.

The only other remark is there was a pile of pavers and bricks, etc... that were a bit of an eye sore off of the grilling porch but it appeared to be a work in progress. I am sure Michael has a project in mind where he will use the pavers to make this gem even better.

As I am thinking about details, I should add some of the grounds lights you see all lit up in the pictures aren't working.

And last, the location is awesome. Just a few miles to the airport, local and chain restaurants and shopping is close by. So are many attractions. Indian Rocks Beach was beautiful and only a 30/40 minute drive away.

We will be back the next time a group of us want to get together in Tampa for a great get away! Don't miss out on staying at this place when looking for a nice three or four bedroom place in Tampa.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Tampa International (TPA)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Ricks on the River
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rocky Point Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Ricks on the River
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Davis Islands
Car: necessary

Only 2 miles upstream from the Tampa Convention Center, Close to Historic Ybor City (Culture, food, shopping, nightlife), Shopping Malls (International and Westshore Plaza), Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Festivals, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Florida Aquarium, St. Pete Times Forum (Hockey,Concerts,and Arena Football), Big Cat Rescue, Raymond James Stadium (Home of the Buccaneers), Museums, Art Galleries, Restaurants, Lowrey Park Zoo, Fair Grounds, USF, University of Tampa, Golf Courses, Beaches, MacDill AFB, Tampa Bay Downs, Hard Rock Casino, Tropicana Field (Home of the Rays), Downtown Tampa,


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Northwest Tampa, Tampa Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas and New Years
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Break(& Major holidays)
25 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £822
Cleaning £123 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

The non holiday weekly rate of $1895 is a discounted nightly rate (normally $442/night, 3 night minimum) for staying a full week. The same goes for the holiday weekly rate of $2795 is a discounted nightly rate (normally $652/night, 3 night minimum) for staying a full week.
The nightly rates listed for Monday - Wednesday are based on the discounted nightly average for staying a full week. The actual cost of a 3 night visit is 70% of the weekly rate. Unfortunately the we site template doesn't account for this, so the online quotes may not always be accurate. Please email for an exact rate quote.

Thanks, Miguel

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. The reservation deposit of $750 (non holidays), $1,000 (Holidays) is due within 5 days of reservation. Half of the remaining balance will be due 60 days prior to your visit, the other half 30 days

Sleeping on the sofa is not allowed, so extra beds are available for only $35/each.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Northwest Tampa in Tampa Bay

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , double shower/vanity
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathrooms have all be remodeled. Granite, porcelain, crown moulding....Beautiful! The master is really nice. A large double shower & vanity. A window overlooking the pool, and river.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 99
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master w/double bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All of the bedrooms are very spacious! Large closets, ceiling fans, and hardwood floors. Beds have extra thick mattresses with memory foam, and wool pillow tops. The poolside master is simply breath taking! The double shower, double sink vanity, two large closets with mirrored doors........then you look outside through the 10 ft. sliding glass doors! The view is stunning! The sound of the koi pond's waterfall is tranquilizing! There are 3 bedrooms with a queen bed in each. It sleeps up to 6 people comfortably. There are extra single beds available if needed, just in case there are singles needing separate beds in your group of 6 people.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Game room is fun for all! There is a CD juke box with a bit of everything. A Golden Tee golf game for a friendly round, or two. Two pinball machines will challenge even the best players. The leopard print pool table will add hours of entertainment. A 60 in one console With Ms Pacman, Galaga, and all of the Classics. Dolby Surround sound Home Theater w/ large flat screen, blu ray, netflix movie streaming in living room. Professional DJ style speakers & sound system Poolside. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, you can rent kayaks and boats just down the river for a scenic tour of the Tampa waterfront. House Beach Cruiser Bikes for meandering through the streets of downtown Tampa.

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